Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

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Menachem Miodovnik

Apr 16, 2018

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is worse than it was 25 years ago.

Dr. Menachem Miodovnik is a perinatalogist who works in the area of maternal health. He's giving the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture at South Dakota State University this evening at 5:30 (free & open to the public) in the University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room.

sdsmt.edu

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology launches a new venture this week called STEAM Cafe. It's a partnership with SDPB and Hay Camp Brewing Company. The project features South Dakota Mines faculty and staff exploring topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.

STEAM Café, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp Brewing Company. The first talk is slated for April 17.

Artist Dick Termes

Apr 16, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of an artistic spark. You can cross the globe and find art lovers who celebrate the work of Dick Termes. He's the leading spherical artist in the world, widely known for his Termespheres.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

The United States, the UK and France targeted the Basher Al-Assad regime in Syria over the weekend. According to the U.S. Air Force, two B1 Bombers from the Ellsworth 347th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fired 19 joint air to surface standoff missiles during the attacks.

Tim Schorn is director of international studies and associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Cowboy musician Paul Larson drove through the blizzard this morning to join us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

You can see him on April 22nd at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish for High Plains Live.

Argus Leader

In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Five years ago this weekend, an ice storm devastated eastern South Dakota, and our next guest had qualified for the Boston Marathon. She left the ice-coated crippled trees looming over her house and headed east for the chance to stand at the starting line with elite runners from across the globe.

It was April 15, 2013, and 18 minutes after receiving her medal, bombs exploded near the finish line.

rapidcityjournal.com

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Now in its sixth year, the Pennington County Jail garden helps inmates grow some of their own food, even as they harvest plenty to provide for others.

sdpb.sd.gov

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Doctor Richard Holm previews tonight's On Call with the Prairie Doc on SDPB-TV.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

South Dakota colleges and universities invite students from around the world to study here. But do those students feel welcome in America?

SDPB education reporter Jackie Hendry talks about international students in South Dakota higher education as part of a month long series.

In part two of the series, we explore the challenges of getting them here.

wnax.com

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Mark Zuckerberg can loosen his tie for a while, but the trouble for tech companies continues as Congress pushes for answers regarding the harvesting and misuse of online user data. US Senator John Thune says a "light touch" on regulation encourages innovation and growth in the tech industry.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

Should the use of game snares on public land be restricted in South Dakota? If you're a trapper, you might have one opinion. If you've had to untangle a snare from around the neck of your hunting dog, you might have another.

SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about the topic this week on his blog On the Other Hand.

noahwebsterhouse.org

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

Lynne Murphy is an American linguist teaching in England. She's uniquely suited to explore the relationship and rivalry between English ... and English. In other words, she studies the prejudices and stereotypes and insecurities that shape our understanding of how English works in two different countries.

Murphy pens the award-winning blog "Separated by a Common Language." Her new book is called The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

What's your first memory of learning to give? Were you placing an offering in a collection plate? Maybe you offered breakfast in bed to your mother alongside a flower perched in a paper cup.

Dr. Dwight Burlingame is one of America's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of philanthropy. He's in town for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City, sponsored by the Bush Foundation and the Numad Group.

The University of Minnesota

In The Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 2

Can scientists speed up the research on autism and advance our understanding? Can South Dakotans join in the effort?

Dr. Suma Jacob is director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She returns to In The Moment after visiting South Dakota last August.

https://cnbd.umn.edu/research/suma-jacob-lab/spark

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Apr 12, 2018
nationalgeographic.com

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

To be human is to endure. Jennifer Pharr Davis found her own reservoir of endurance on the Appalachian Trail. She's been tested as a business owner, as a mother, and as an author.

She's has pushed herself in many of the same way we all do. And yet, she has also endured more than most of us will in a lifetime.

The first time Jennifer Pharr Davis thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, in 2008, she set the women's fastest known time (FKT) record, completing the trail in 58 days

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 2

The Apex Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology presents the exhibition "Without Land." It's a collaboration between the students and artist Altman Studeny exploring the wild land urban interface. The exhibit runs through April 27.

SDPB

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 2

Numbers matter. Today we look at dollar signs and polling numbers with the Dakota Political Junkies. Plus, we look behind the point spread to see if the poll itself tells us anything about the nature of the race for governor. Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with Argus Leader Media and Noel Hamiel, former state representative and member of the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame are this week's Dakota Political Junkies.

goyotes.com

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 1

Huron native Todd Lee returns to South Dakota to coach the USD men's basketball team. SDPB's Nate Wek sat down with the coach.

Jerry Wilson

Apr 12, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 1

What do 150 acres and the creatures who inhabit it have to say to the people who live, work and write among them?

Jerry Wilson lives with his poet wife, Norma, on Prairie Bluff in southeast South Dakota. For many years he taught literature and writing. He served as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine. Now he writes full time ... well, almost full time. He's got a lot of outdoor exploring to do as well.

His new book is called Seasons of the Coyote: A Year on Prairie Bluff.

In The Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 2

She was a pioneer for women in media, not just in South Dakota, but throughout the nation. Helene Duhamel, Helen's granddaughter, joins In The Moment to tell Helen's story.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

How important is a border? And what's at stake when the scaffolding of peace is rearranged at its foundation?
Today marks 20 years of the Good Friday agreement. That means two decades of peace in a region once plagued by attacks and violence. But the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is making headlines once again, as the European Union prepares for Brexit.

We're joined by Augustana University professors Patrick Hicks and Bill Swart.

pbs.org

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2 

FRONTLINE investigates the high-stakes battle for control of the GOP in America. We talk with FRONTLINE producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder about the public and behind-the-scenes rhetoric that stands to redefine the Republican Party.

Bush Foundation

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

Cutting edge technology comes to South Dakota classrooms like never before.

The 2018 Technology and Innovation Conference kicks off at the Sioux Falls Convention Center April 15.

Julie Mathiesen is Director of Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) joins us to talk about the annual conference, expected to draw more than 1,000 educators.

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

Do women change the way government works? Today we welcome Brooke Blaalid of Ready to Run SD to talk about upcoming training that encourages women to run for office.

https://readytorunsd.org/The Ready to Run SD conference is April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls.

NPR

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

David O'Sullivan is the European Union ambassador to the United States. He visits Dakota State University in Madison today to meet with faculty, staff and honor students.
 
The public is invited to attend a forum at 5:30 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium.

USD Theatre Department

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota's Theater Department brings "Cabaret" to the stage, opening on April 12. We welcome the show's director, Joe Stollenwerk to the program.

chetwalker.com

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota Theater Department presents "Cabaret" from April 12 - 22.

Veteran Broadway director and choreographer Chet Walker spent ten days in residency at USD conducting workshops and lecturing. He choreographed eight dances for USD's Cabaret.
 

He joins us for a conversation about Bob Fosse, 50 years of "Cabaret," and his life as a choreographer.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Minneapolis-based artist Chris "Heatwave" Holm plays Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish tonight. Tomorrow you can see him live at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Chris also fronts the roots rock & roll band The Fattenin' Frogs and psychedelic blues rock duo Heatwave & Landman.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is in concert this weekend in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

We're joined now by Maestro Delta David Gier, bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, and composer Paul Moravec.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Senator John Thune says Congress will start marking up the 2018 farm bill early next month.

Washington lawmakers have between now and September 30 to finalize and reauthorize agreements on conservation, commodities and SNAP benefits--otherwise known as food stamps.

Senator John Thune traveled to Rapid City and Sioux Falls this week for round-table discussions with farm and ranch leaders across the state.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack those discussions.

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